H.E. Jadranka Kosor

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia

HE Jadranka Kosorserved as the 9th Prime Minister Croatia from 2009 to 2011.

Jadranka Kosor began her career working as a journalist, following her graduation from the Faculty of Law of The University of Zagreb. During the Croatian War of Independence she hosted a radio show dealing with refugee problems and disabled war veterans. She also worked briefly as a correspondent for the BBC during this time.

She joined the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) in 1989 and quickly climbed up the party hierarchy. In 1995 she was elected party vice-president and was elected to serve in Parliament for the first time.

From 2003 until 2009 she served as the Minister of Family, Veterans Affairs and Inter-generational Solidarity during which time she also served as Deputy Prime Minister.

She became Prime Minister of Croatia in July 2009 and served until December 2011.

She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.